But nvidia DOES offer decent (non-GPL, proprietary, binary) drivers.
Frank Barknecht wrote:
not that i am totally happy about that, but this is the best you can get.
sure - nv's drivers do suck in some respect, but also the ati open
source drivers do.
and even if there were open source drivers - no one* would use them, if
the closed source drivers
bring better performance.
Or would anyone of you really spent € 280 for a 7800GT and use
(imaginatory) open source drivers
instead of just get the same performance from a €180 7600GT with closed
source drivers ?
well, i say that drivers for things like webcams, soundchips and all
that stuff should be opensource.
but i have to confess that 3D gfx drivers (with decent performance) are
such a complex thing that
you can not demand them to be opensource.
*) ok, ppl that use the gfx card only for 2D and some eye candy that is
GL accelerated probably will use them.